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BU's Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) has launched an innovative new major in Asian Studies. The new major provides a broad, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspective on how Asian peoples, nations, states, regions, and diasporas have developed. Unlike the East Asian Studies major, which is being phased out, Asian Studies encompasses South and Southeast Asia in addition to East Asia.
The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies is pleased to announce that Russian-Israeli composer Matti Kovler will serve as its first composer-in-residence this spring. During the residency, Dr. Kovler will work on a new opera, collaborate with students, and direct two performances on campus.
Internationally acclaimed Russian poet Vera Pavlova visited campus during the fall semester to work with students on creative writing in Russian. Her work has been translated into twenty-three languages, and Pavlova is the author of eighteen poetry collections.
A year after its 442 million-mile journey began, the MAVEN explorer entered Mars orbit on September 19. Three CAS professors from the Center for Space Physics have been integrally involved in the project, the first mission dedicated to studying Mars’ upper atmosphere.
More than 200 attendees and speakers from around the world came together at the Metcalf Trustee Center for BU’s first conference on Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Cities.
Creative Writing Professor Ha Jin is a critically acclaimed poet, novelist, and short story writer who grew up in the chaos of China during the Cultural Revolution. In an exclusive interview, he discusses how those experiences influenced his work and career.
Biology curriculum adds class on amphibians and reptiles, including a field trip to Florida that gets students up close and personal with scaly swamp-dwellers. Watch the video!
Deborah Kelemen's innovative approach introduced five-to-eight year-olds to the concept of natural selection using a story book, and the children showed remarkable comprehension.
Building on its growing international profile and the global scope of its programs for research and education, Boston University is launching a new school, to be named for its largest benefactor and housed in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Departing Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will launch a new chapter in his life's journey in February: as co-director of BU's new Initiative on Cities.